Yesterday I decided to try out my new trail-running shoes by hiking the woods in Clayton Park. After the first mile or so, I decided to try a little running — even though I’m way out of practice and have been suffering from horrible shin splints. The good news is that my shins held up fairly well and I was able to run large chunks of this somewhat difficult trail. I love my new shoes!
First real attempt at a run since re-injuring my calf. Nothing great, but at least I’m on the road to recovery.
This weekend, I’ll be participating in the YMCA-sponsored Spooky Tails & Trails 5K at Veteran’s Park in Hamilton, NJ. It will only be my second event that I’ve ever participated in and I’m a little nervous about the condition of my shins going into it. I seemed to have pushed myself a little beyond my capabilities the other night and some fairly mean-spirited shin splints followed.
This morning, I did a practice
run walk at the park, but had to limit my running to well…just about none as the pain was a little overwhelming. I’ve deciding to rest for a couple of days and possibly resume my normal walk/run routine on either Tuesday or Wednesday.
Urghh! Damn shin splints!
For the record, here are the results from this morning’s walk:
1km — 7m16s
1 mile — 12m35s
3 miles — 41m51s
5 km — 43m33s